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Aurora’s Artists Announced

In Europe, they call them son et lumiere shows, sound and light shows, and that’s what Aurora brings to the Dallas Arts District every two years — this time with 80 artists.

Exclusive Time-Lapse Requiem: ‘De-Installing’ The Giant Di Suvero Sculpture

The towering Proverb stood at the corner of Woodall Rodgers and Pearl for nearly 13 years. It came down Tuesday, and you can watch the massive undertaking as one of the tallest works by renowned sculptor Mark di Suvero is dismantled.

An Icon At 50: NorthPark’s Artworks

NorthPark’s art collection is one of the things that makes the 50-year-old mall special. So we take a look at what’s there.

An Icon At 50: NorthPark’s Architecture

There are other shopping malls that are fancier and newer than NorthPark, and many malls like NorthPark have closed in recent years. For its 50th anniversary, we’re taking a look at how, instead, NorthPark has become a Dallas centerpiece, an icon.

Four Finalists Chosen For Updating Dallas Arts District Plan

The Sasaki Plan – the original guide for the Dallas Arts District – is more n 30 years old, so it’s time to blow the dust off it and update it to address things like the crowds coming to the Perot Museum, maybe the completion of the City Performance Hall and, oh, why not how to make the Arts District full of urban life and cultural activity the way it was originally intended to be?

New Artists’ Workshops In An Old Ice Cream Plant

A nearly 100-year-old building in the Cedars area will be a new home for the arts. But a different one — like a private gym, it’ll have 24-hour access for artists to use fully-equipped workspaces. Or rent micro-studios.

The Lost Murals of Dallas’ Old Municipal Building

The 1914-era Municipal Building is being completely restored to become the UNT law campus. But workers found evidence that painted murals from the ’30s just MIGHT still exist. Or not. Watch a video about their attempts to determine what’s left behind the paint and wallboard.

A New Arts District Plan? Let’s Think Through What Went Wrong With The First One

On Monday, submissions were due for an update to the Sasaki Plan, the original outline for the Arts District that, after 32 years, has had its problems. One major problem? It didn’t go far enough.

Just What The Arts District And Klyde Warren Need! More High-Rise Office Space!

What once might have been a gateway to the Arts District will now be another big glass box butting up against the Meyerson Symphony Center.

Renowned Texas Sculptor Jesus Moroles Dies In Car Accident

He was a master of granite – and had just installed four giant columns alongside the new Hall Arts office tower in the Arts District.

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